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March 27, 2013

National Gallery of Art images


Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1889
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney
Image source: National Gallery of Art, Washington

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has created a user-friendly digital image library of works in their collection. Most astonishing is that more than 22,000 of the images are open access, i.e. in the public domain! These are not all obscure images of 19th century landscapes - paintings by Monet, Leonardo, Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, Homer, Cassatt, Rogier van der Weyden are among the canonical works available!

The site features a Lightbox for users with annotation capability and print previews as well as downloads. Resolutions are high, appropriate for printing and digital presentation. Image data window provides a link to a fuller description on the museum's primary website. Several "collections" have already been created: the French Galleries, Self-Portraits, Gilbert Stuart and others. Go to NGA Images and start your own collection today!


H. Call, Prize Bull, 1876
Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
Image source: National Gallery of Art, Washington


Edouard Manet, The Railway, 1873
Gift of Horace Havemeyer in memory of his mother, Louisine W. Havemeyer
Image source: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Posted by sgarrett at March 27, 2013 02:50 PM

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